Thread: 7.35 mm Carcano
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Old February 9, 2013, 01:09 PM   #7
Mike Irwin
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"There were some late war production rifles with poorly heatreated studs on the cocking piece, these could shear through if a case ruptured and the cocking piece might hit the shooter in the face."

It was my understanding that the Italians stopped manufacturing 7.35 rifles in 1941 because they were running into major logistical problems. They couldn't manufacture enough 7.35s to arm all of their military, and they couldn't work out the supply issues of getting 6.5 to those troops who needed it and 7.35 to the others, so they started pulling the 7.35s back and rebarreling them to 6.5.
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